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Dear OGMS Panther Families,

Thank you for everything you are doing to make this a truly wonderful year for our children at OGMS! We’ve loved seeing you at our Dine Out at Sauce, cyber-security parent education evening, and FFO meetings. Your support and time truly make a difference for our students at OGMS.

Here’s a round-up of upcoming events that you want to know about:

  • Monday, Mar. 12, through Friday, Mar. 16 – It’s time to PAWS for books during our spring book fair. The theme is funny animals and it’s going to be a dog-gone good time!
  • Friday, Mar. 16 – The OGMS Student Council will host our Spring Fling dance and carnival.
  • Thursday, Mar. 22 – Join us at 8:30 for our FFO meeting.
  • Also Thursday, Mar. 22 – All 8th-grade parents will want to come to our parent meeting, beginning at 7:45 a.m., for a discussion about 8th-grade promotion. You don’t want to miss this meeting as it will be chock-full of important info as our children wrap up their middle school experience! We’ll have coffee and light breakfast to tempt you.
  • Tuesday, Mar. 27 – Promotion photo day for our 8th graders – order forms will be coming home with your student.
  • Friday, Apr. 13 – Our Student Action Committee will host a sandwich-making event to benefit a local shelter. Please keep your eyes open for information regarding supplies needed, and plan on joining us after school on Friday!

Spring is always a busy time of year – and we need your help!

  • 8th-grade promotion donations – As per past years, we’re asking for donations to offset the cost of the many promotion activities. The amount this year is $15 per 8th grader. Please go to In Touch from the OGMS website, stop by the office, or send in cash or a check with your student for them to take into the office.
  • Book fair – The theme is funny animals and we need your help to make it Purrfect! We are adding a teacher preview on Friday before the fair begins and a Family Event on Thursday. Please volunteer your time!

We’re far short of our Panther Pride goal. Come on Panther families, we know we can do

this! We truly value every donation of every dollar amount, and we commit to putting your donations

to work right here at OGMS for the benefit of your students. Recent FFO-funded donations:

  • A new garden, designed and constructed by OGMS students and aligned with the science core


  • Extra choir and band shirts, PE supplies, and art supplies
  • New books for the library, with titles selected by a student-led committee

To make your donation today, please donate online at SquareUp or donate by check in the front office.

It truly takes a village to raise our OGMS Panthers. Thank you for being part of our village.

Gina Mehmert
OGMS FFO President
Email me at gmehmert@gmail.com
Text or call me at 520-305- 0678

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